Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Start Forums Based on Geographical Area?

General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2013, 04:35 AM
nice2weedu nice2weedu is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 5
nice2weedu is on a distinguished road
Default Start Forums Based on Geographical Area?

Looking for input. I am intersted in swapping ideas and stories with lawn service companies located in my area. Don't get me wrong, I love reading the information shared across the board. But, I am more curious about how the companies closer to home handle situations. I am " Jersey Strong ".
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator

Old 01-11-2013, 08:13 AM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
being a jersey guy myself what would be the stories or information you so desire?

operating a business in jersey it is a automatic given that you will be doing business in a state that is very expensive to live in, highly regulated and most of the competition is with illegal aliens.

i myself am happy to say that i never hired a illegal to work for me with the exception of one time i hired a day laborer for a really big mulch job that i needed a extra body on and the guy worked his butt off and after i got to know him i felt sorry for him.

long story short, i helped him get situated and got him set up with papers to where he could work here legally and took him under my wing.
for 4 years he was one of the best guys i had and then he just up and left and went back home because he saved so much money here in the four years that he was able to set himself up back home and pretty much retire.

i was happy for him but at the same time i was a little upset because i invested a ton of money into him and being he was only 24 years old i figured he would have been around a while.
so from that point on i decided that there is plenty of americans that need jobs and instead of investing in some third worlds economy i would try to keep it here instead.
i guess the bright side is he did not end up starting his own business here and steal my customers.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 11:50 AM
Von Bobbeh's Avatar
Von Bobbeh Von Bobbeh is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 166
Rep Power: 5
Von Bobbeh is on a distinguished road

A pacific north west board would be really sweet. Although we'd probably all just complain the wild grass grows 5 ft tall, and then rains on all scheduled work days. LOL
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 02:26 PM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road

Originally Posted by dpld View Post
most of the competition is with illegal aliens.
You should visit Northern Virginia!!

I did a search on google and I put "Why are people from new" and google did the autosearch that came up with "Why are people from new jersey so annoying". No, it's not a stab at anyone, I just found it funny.

I've seen in other forums that some categories (Not sure of furm lingo....) have sub categories for different parts of the region, but they don't really have much activity. Could be worth a shot though!
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charging Based on Job lklandscaping Starting a lawn care business. 4 02-23-2010 08:11 PM
Cartoon based logos for your business? Steve Graphic Design Discussions 13 01-14-2009 07:51 PM
Do marketing needs change based on your size? Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 9 01-18-2008 12:56 AM
Communities and home based businesses Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-06-2007 09:41 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Say Hello !!!
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-21-2016 10:11 AM
by Steve
1,262 447,079
Been here for a while
01-29-2014 04:49 PM
10-12-2016 09:57 AM
by Steve
3 1,569
Any successful one man...
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
10-06-2016 05:07 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
9 818
Is there a sticky about...
10-03-2016 06:08 PM
10-04-2016 09:50 AM
by Steve
1 210
What were your top...
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-30-2016 11:49 AM
by AKDave
6 2,824
Define Successful
Fireman Gus
05-10-2012 05:12 PM
09-30-2016 11:39 AM
by AKDave
12 5,869
A quick Intro
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
09-29-2016 12:53 AM
by myrlage
3 1,679
Enter to win Free...
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 586
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va lawn lawncare lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy